Documentaries about the history of mundane things are fascinating.

A history of Clothes.

A history of Alcohol.

A history of Blood.

A history of sowing machines.

Fascinating things.  The reason is simple, none of them are so political as to warrant someone glorifying their history for their own ends.  The histories of countries, ideologies, celebrities, politicians, wars, etc are either glorifyingly unquestioning or scandalously questionable, but no one cares about the history of beer, or the history of fridges enough to hide the good bits and put them next to the important bits in a way that shows WHY THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE, because that’s the whole point of a historical documentary.


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